IAS News

IAS faculty members receive funding to host speakers and events

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This fall quarter 5 IAS faculty received funding to host speakers and events on campus. Jennifer Atkinson brought Tulalip storyteller and master wood carver Kelly Moses in October who spoke about the relationship between Salish people and the forests in our region; he also shared examples of his artwork. The event was co-sponsored by Social Justice Organizers (SJO) and the Diversity Center. Dan Berger will ...

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Dan Berger on criminal justice reform plans proposed by Sanders and Warren

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger coauthored an op-ed for In These Times on the criminal justice reform plans proposed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Berger and his coauthor, independent scholar and abolitionist Kay Whitlock, described the plans as "exciting steps forward" but also limited--particularly since most incarceration happens at the state rather than federal level. "Discussing their strengths and weaknesses ...

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Dan Berger on the critical, overlooked history of WA's prison abolition movement

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In Crosscut, IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed about the history of prison abolitionist organizing in Washington state. Berger highlighted the state's role as a national leader in thinking about prison policy, prison reform, and alternatives to prison. The article focuses on efforts by incarcerated people, including the prisoner newspapers archived in the Washington Prison History Project, as well as ...

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Washington Prison History Project in the news

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Washington Prison History Project, a digital initiative codirected by IAS faculty member Dan Berger, has been in the news. OZY published an article about The Warden Game, a text-adventure game housed on the project's website. The game was designed by someone incarcerated at the Washington State Reformatory in the late 1980s; it was revamped and redesigned by Berger and Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alumna Magdalena Donea, both of whom are ...

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A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger, M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Magdalena Donea, and UW Bothell Librarians Denise Hattwig and Dani Rowland publish an article in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The article, "A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment," describes their collective work on the Washington Prison History Project, a digital archive of ...

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